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Hello ! My name is Chanel Beard, LMSW. As a clinician, I can ensure that clients have a safe space and are met with compassionate and culturally sensitive care. I have extensive experience working with adults, and children ages 10 & up. I have worked in a variety of settings, including a special education high school, a level one trauma center, suicide prevention, as a trauma focused group facilitator, and as an administrative leader of foster care programs
I became a social worker because I believe I have been called to be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Social work has given me an avenue to use my gift of natural zealous advocacy and my genuine compassion for mankind to fulfill my lifelong desire to improve the lives of people.
My clinical approach includes a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), pyschodynamic, person centered, solution focused, strengths based and trauma informed therapy. I understand how traumatic experiences throughout the lifespan can allow us to create faulty core beliefs, and how those core beliefs can influence our thoughts and behaviors. I have experience treating individuals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Self Esteem Issues, Attachment issues, Imposter Syndrome and a host of other mood/personality disorders. Another important component of my treatment, includes psycho education, because I feel it’s important for clients to have a more in depth understanding of the mental health conditions they have and/or how trauma impacts their executive functioning. I approach each client with an individualized plan, where we collaborate on deciding what the treatment goals will be.
My clients describe me as compassionate, honest, thought provoking,”great at what I do”, and often express how much they get out of their sessions and work with me. My clients have expressed how safe they feel working with me, and how they walk away from session with tangible tools to improve their lives and emotional well being.
If you are ready to take the next step in your healing journey, Book a session with me today !